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May 5 2012.

Pictured right: The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven presents a Community Service Award to Richard Plowman, who recieved it on behalf of WAVES.

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven, raised over six thousand pounds for her chosen charity - WAVES Family Support Service - during 2011-12.

After the cheque presentation, the Chairman of WAVES, Richard Plowman, spoke briefly on the work of the charity, which has over 30 volunteers and two family workers. WAVES FSS provides practical help in reducing stress at an early stage in family difficulties, which could help disruption of the family unit.WAVES  also provide workshops on parenting, divorce recovery and an over-subscribed listening service in local schools. The WAVES drop-in centre at 8 Church Street, Seaford, is open from 9.30-12.30, Monday to Thursdays, and welcomes interest from new volunteers.

Richard thanked the Mayor and her supporters for all the fundraising and publicity that the service had received during her Mayoral year, including Councillor Adrian Campbell who ran the Berlin Marathon and raised hundreds of pounds, Geoff Stonebanks of the Driftwood Garden who raised over £600 and every organisation and individual who took part in the community Mad March Marathon - twenty five events, including sponsored hops, charity football matches, music and dance recitals and much more, which raised well over three thousand pounds of the total amount.

The Mayor thanked Richard and the team of volunteers at WAVES for their support for the Seaford community and presented them with a Community Service Award to recognise their hard work supporting local families.